Typically, after your massage you may experience some or all of the following:

  • Sleepiness brought about by the treatment and the initiation of a healing process which requires the body to rest.

  • Muscular aches or headaches as the nerve fibres respond to the work undertaken. Really stressed or tight muscles will often take a couple of days to settle.

  • Heightened emotional state due to the positive release of deeply-held emotions.

  • Frequent urination due to stimulation of the lymphatic system.

  • Active body systems, especially your digestive system, which will work more effectively.

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Tips For After Your Massage

  • Drink plenty of water - because massage will increase the flow of blood around your body, it is vital to increase your water intake to allow your body to flush itself out. This extra water is also good for your skin and digestion.

  • Rest - allow your body to enjoy the benefits of your massage and take it easy for a couple of days afterwards. This is especially important if it is your first massage or it has been a while since your last one.

  • Limit alcohol intake -  it is advisable to limit the amount of alcohol consumed after your massage as it can further dehydrate your body.

  • Book a regular massage - muscle soreness is greatly reduced post massage if you have regular massages. Your muscles will respond quicker if they are worked more often.

after-massage care

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